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  • Employment Relationship Checklists

    These checklists are designed to assist organizers and workers when confronted with a minimum wage or overtime violation in a subcontracting or independent contractor employment situation. The checklists represent the three major tests for employment status under various federal labor and employment laws, in order of the narrowest to the broadest. The checklists are not exhaustive, and are meant to assist workers in determining whether there is an employment relationship with any number of possible responsible employers. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is in PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Enforcement of Federal Laws Related to Payment of Wages

    The Department of Labor enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards. In addition to the FLSA, the DOL Wage and Hour Division enforces other labor laws related to wage payment. The web site also contains information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Immigration Act of 1990, relating to immigrants working under HB-1 visas. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Frequently Asked Tax Questions and Answers

    Find answers to common tax questions on the IRS web site by reviewing the categories of questions or doing a search by keyword or category. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • Household Workers

    If you hire someone to work in your home, such as a cleaning person, a cook, a gardener or a baby sitter, both you and your employee should know about paying Social Security and Medicare taxes. Your household employee may be eligible for Social Security and Medicare some day—if you deduct Social Security and Medicare taxes from his or her wages, pay the taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and report the wages to the Social Security Administration. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
    Polish / Język Polski
    Chinese / 中文
  • Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A

    A publication by the National Council of La Raza to help safeguard Latinos in the workplace, Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A. The format of the Q & A is designed to educate Latino employees on their rights and how to combat common forms of discrimination often experienced by this group. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Rights Begin at Home: Protecting Yourself as a Domestic Worker

    This handbook informs domestic workers about their rights under the law and offers advice on how to improve their wages and working conditions. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español